English Teacher Article Compulsory foreign languages

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Two years ago, the British government dropped compulsory foreign language lessons for GCSE students, an act of philistinism that should have never have gone through. In a globalised society and as a member of the EU, this decision defied logic, so it is good to hear that the current minister is prepared to reconsider it.

There is a lot of truth in the claim that the monoglot is the illiterate of today, and with entries for GCSE exams in foreign languages plummeting, it is good to hear that there is a chance that this crass policy may finally be reversed, acknowledging that foreign languages are an essential tool for the human resources of the future.

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They are trying to do something about it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4444103.stm

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